ADAPS (Airborne Data Acquisition and Processing System) Operation and Maintenance Manual
NAVAL OCEAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS
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In the summer of 1982, an Airborne Data Acquisition and Processing System ADAPS was developed. The ADAPS is a user-programmable data acquisition system for use aboard RP-3A aircraft operated by the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office. It is designed for rapid collection, editing and storage of data from aircraft launched expendable bathythermographs AXBTs and from various aircraft meteorological sensors. This manual describes the installation, functional operation, interconnections for system set-up and operating software programs of the developed system. The system is very flexible in that the user can easily modify any of the software programs provided with the system or develop new programs which tailor system performance to specific needs. The system electronics are modularly designed so that failures can be corrected by rapid replacement of printed circuit cards. Installation and use of ADAPS has resulted in the automation of many airborne survey tasks which were previously accomplished in a more time consuming manner. Ocean thermal profile data can now be provided to fleet interests on a more timely basis, and post processing of survey data for research purposes is improved due to availability of both thermal profiles and meteorological data along with time and position information all on one storage media.
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